The boys watched Erik clear 2.3 meters (7 ft. 6 in.) to win gold. Afterward, Erik spotted them and stopped to place his newly-earned gold medal around Zerrik's neck, pose for a quick pic, and walked away...leaving behind a couple of surprised and thrilled young men.
What a generous gift and what a positive role model. In a world of professional athletes who exhibit cocky, self-centered attitudes, Erik showed his young fans how to be gracious.